The price of the haircut had unaccountably gone up nearly 20% !
The sales were offering 50% off and 70% off and hardly anyone was buying anything - there were more staff than customers
The old Big Issue man, who'd had a drink, said 'I'm tired and I'm fed up and I've got no electricity in my house'
Further up the street a champagne bar had opened under a canopy - two handsome young men in white shirts and long black aprons, but no customers
There was a queue right down the street for something! What could it be? I asked one of the three security men 'The new i phone - 600 quid - they've been here since 2 am' We both laughed...
Same street - a small, very elderly lady - eastern European perhaps, headscarved and smiling, was playing cheerful music on her accordion
In the newspaper in the coffee shop Obama reminded us (and General McChrystal) of 'the civilian control of the military that is at the core of our democratic system'
Cue gravelly voice: 'It's a wonderful world............' ( and how do you type musical notes on the computer?)